Heraldrys of family: Montalbano
Ancient and noble Sicilian family, of clear and ancestral virtue, that has worldwide spread, over the centuries. The clear nobility of the House is confirmed by its presence in the valuable work "Il Dizionario storico-blasonico delle famiglie nobili e notabili italiane, estinte e fiorenti" of the Italian writer and heraldist Giovan Battista di Crollalanza (19 May 1819 – 8 March 1892), published in Pisa in three volumes between 1886 and 1890. Moreover, this family, in all ages, always stood out, thanks to the prominent figures, which gave birth, in the public service, in the liberal professions and in the military... To be continued
service. A Giovanni Tommaso, on 15 October 1763, obtained the investiture of the title of baron of the Office of Portulanotto of Licata; a Pellegrino from Caltabellotta, with privilege given to 10 June 1779, obtained the title of Baron of Castellaci, Montellare and Villamena and was proconservatore in Caltabellotta in the years 1800, 1805, 1806; a Francesco-Maria, on 16 July 1790 obtained investiture of the title of Baron of Maurogiovanni; an Antonio, on 8 October 1792, obtained a certificate of nobility by the Senate of Palermo. Other family. Family that belonged since 1300 to the noble Conegliano Council. The Emperor Maximilian, with diploma November 28, 1575, created Count of the Sacred Lateran Palace, Pietro Montalbano and his first-born male descendants; the Emperor Ferdinand II, with diploma 25 July 1628, decorated the brothers Marco and Nicolò of the title of Marquis in the circle of Eastern Franconia. The Montalbano were also lords of Prata. Even the Venetian Republic, reigning doge Alvise Mocenigo, on September 24, 1767, granted the title of Count to Girolamo Montalbano and his descendants. With supreme resolution 2 July 4, 1820 and May 9, 1829, the family was confirmed in the ancient nobility and in the title of Count. Family names so old, without any doubt honor not only families but also the cities that welcomed them; seems to be, in fact, very worthy the living members of this family which, with much decorum, carry this noble surname, which has had several illustrious members.